South Florida Hospital Leads Clinical Trial in Medical Breakthrough
Doctors at a South Florida hospital ran the first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that enables doctors to get close to bones, organs and veins without the need to make a single incision.
Named “Revolution CT,” the body scanner is able to capture images of bones, blood vessels and organs in high-definition.
Patients ride onto the chamber of the scanner where a fan-shaped beam of x-rays passes down their bodies and a computer reconstructs a digital model of the body.
General Electric, which released images of the first clinical trial last Wednesday, says that the scanner is so quick and efficient, it can build an image of a heart in the time it takes for a single heartbeat.
The images released were taken from living patients at West Kendall Baptist Hospital in South Florida – the first hospital to test Revolution CT in the field.